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    TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    All the entries in a newly inserted TOC carry the single style name Hyperlink, not TOC1, TOC2 etc. Yet the indents vary as expected -- not all identical. There's no option for changing the paragraph spacing of the Style -- it's grayed out. Assigning a TOC style does not work -- the name Hyperlink remains. The hyperlink properties are useful and I want to keep them, but how do I use TOC styles in the way Word 97 did?

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    Hi Dave:
    The TOC styles are still there...they are paragraph styles. The hyperlink style is a character style. Whenever you apply a character style to a word(s) (or even a letter), & the cursor is in that word, the style box will show the character style, not the paragraph style. I can't test it, but I think that was true in Word 97, too.

    If you highlight an entire line in the TOC, by holding the mouse arrow to the left of the margin & clicking (highlighting the row), you'll see the paragraph style.
    Cheers,

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    Phil, your response speed is spectacular. Thanks so much. Blood pressure now back to normal. Dave

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    Dave

    Word 2000 added a new 'feature' to TOC fields which made the entire TOC paragraph clickable. If you edit the TOC field and remove the h switch (or is that the z switch) then rebuild the TOC, you should have a TOC that behaves the same way as in Word 97.
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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    Thanks Andrew. As a cool modern Lounger I've decided not to go too far back in time (Word 97), so will leave the h switch for making each entire line a hyperlink. It's probably helpful to those who cannot aim their cursor at a small target like a page number. BTW, z was also there by default. It hides tab leader and page numbers in Web Layout view. All the best.
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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles

    Do I deduce from this thread that there is no cure for this 'feature', i.e I have to put up with the default addtion of /H /Z to the TOC field and manually editing them out (or writing a macro to do it ) is the only fix?

    stuck
    PS it's spooky when other people have the same problem as me at the same time, well OK a month earlier but I still think it's still odd.

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles

    No, you have the option to put in hyperlinks or not when you create the TOC (a check box "Use hyperlinks instead of page numbers").

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles

    As Klaus said, you can always change an option when creating the toc.

    Another possibility is to use a template that already has the TOC in it. Yet another is to add a correct TOC to your autocorrects or autotext collection and add it from there. All these options are faster than using the traditional method to insert the TOC.

    And I wouldn't be too spooked by the topic appearing when you needed it - the same question comes up on a regular basis.
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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles (2000 SP3/Win2000P)

    I'm not really following everything here, but I have noted that, when I work with the "style area" showing, the style area bar on the left shows the paragraph style name, while the style box in the toolbars above shows the character style that's in place. I think.

    I love the style area bar thingy -- it's sort of a wonderful map to "what the heck's going on here," if a lot of styles are in use.

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles

    I'm sorry , it must be staring me in the face, but I can't find the check box you refer to on the Insert TOC dialog....

    stuck (using Word 2000 sr1)

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    Re: TOC entries styled as hyperlink not TOC styles

    I think Klaus & Andrew have a later version. Word 2000 doesn't have the checkbox. The way I would do it (with Word 2000) is decide what types of TOCs you want & then create an autotext entry for it. Once you create a TOC without the h switch, it will continue to update that way.
    Hope this helps,

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